Britain former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been referred to police by the federal government’s Cupboard Workplace over new allegations he broke lockdown guidelines throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Occasions newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The Occasions report stated the Cupboard Workplace, which is liable for overseeing the operation of presidency, made a referral to 2 regional police forces based mostly on info found whereas getting ready submissions for a public inquiry into the pandemic.
Ministerial diaries confirmed visits by mates to Chequers, a rural nation mansion which is made accessible to sitting prime ministers, throughout the pandemic, the report stated.
Reuters couldn’t instantly attain his spokesperson for remark. The Occasions article additionally quoted Johnson’s crew as calling the referral a “clearly politically motivated try to manufacture one thing out of nothing”.
The Cupboard Workplace didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark, however have been quoted within the Occasions as saying:
“Info got here to gentle throughout the strategy of getting ready proof for submission to the COVID inquiry. It was recognized as a part of the conventional disclosure assessment of doubtless related paperwork being undertaken by the authorized crew for inquiry witnesses.
“According to obligations within the civil service code, this materials has been handed to the related authorities and it’s now a matter for them.”
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